DDC enhances position in rad-hard space electronics market with Maxwell acquisition
BOHEMIA, N.Y., 2 May 2016. Executives of avionics specialist Data Device Corp. (DDC) in Bohemia, N.Y., plan to expand their company's offerings in radiation-hardened electronics for space applications with their upcoming acquisition of the Maxwell Technologies Inc. microelectronics group in San Diego.
DDC has entered into an agreement to acquire Maxwell Technologies microelectronics -- a developer and manufacturer of space-qualified radiation-hardened microelectronics for satellites and spacecraft, DDC officials announced.
"The acquisition of Maxwell Technologies's microelectronics group greatly expands DDC's solution capabilities for the space industry and other markets requiring radiation-hardened solutions," says Vincent Buffa, president and CEO of DDC. Financial details of the upcoming acquisition were not released.
Maxwell microelectronics has provided space-qualified radiation-tolerant and radiation-shielded products, including semiconductors and single-board computers, to the space industry for more than two decades.
Maxwell's radiation-mitigated power modules, memory modules, and single-board computers incorporate powerful commercial silicon for performance and high reliability in aerospace applications.
Maxwell microelectronics specializes in understanding the radiation performance of commercial semiconductors, qualifying selected components for use in space, integrating them with proprietary radiation mitigation technologies, and manufacturing and screening these products in their DLA approved MIL-PRF-38534 facility.
DDC has served the space industry for more than three decades, is approved as a supplier by NASA, ESA and JAXA, and is certified by DLA to the highest quality level for hybrid microcircuits, Class K, DDC officials say. DDC also provides space qualified MIL-STD-1553 data bus interfaces, motion feedback and motor drive and controllers.